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Apr 19, 2011

$18M verdict in quadruple-fatality Wilkes truck wreck

The evidence showed that at approximately 6 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2007, Thomas Simon, Cheryle Simon, George Wiggins and Mary Elizabeth Wiggins were returning to Fleetwood after a day of Christmas shopping in Winston-Salem. Thomas Simon was driving his 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche north on U.S. Highway 421 near Wilkesboro. Cheryle Simon, George Wiggins and Mary […]

Dec 22, 2010

Wreck that killed mother and child nets $1.08M settlement

A North Carolina mother and child were killed in a 2009 commercial truck crash.  There were allegations of truck driver inattention and contributory negligence against the mother. The grandmother of minor child was the sole heir to both estates. Mediated Settlement Report Injuries alleged: Death Case name: Confidential Case number: Confidential Court: Confidential Judge: Confidential […]

Dec 21, 2010

Fatal wreck with truck parked in center lane settles for $1M

On Oct. 22, 2008, at approximately 6:52 a.m. – before sunrise – the plaintiff’s husband was driving his 2000 Toyota automobile in the middle lane in a generally westerly direction on N.C. Highway 49 approaching the intersection of Kee Lane in Harrisburg. A white compact being operated by an unknown driver was traveling beside the […]

Dec 21, 2010

$1.95M settlement in Alamance rear-ender involving semi and stopped car

Plaintiff was a passenger in an auto stopped on the shoulder of an interstate highway at night when the defendant’s semi truck ran into the vehicle from behind. Plaintiff was in a vegetative state for approximately one year and ultimately died as a result of the impact. Defendant contended the auto was illegally parked and […]

Dec 14, 2010

Jury discounts contrib defense in trucker’s P.I. case

It was a cold day in December 2008 when Mike Sprinkle backed his tanker truck up to the loading dock at an asphalt plant in Greensboro and, like he had done many times before, climbed a ladder to the top of the truck and guided a pipe into an opening for a refill. An employee of the plant, Hammaker East, told Sprinkle that the pipes were clogged and it would be a short while before the asphalt sta[...]

Dec 8, 2010

$2M settlement for ex-Marine in motorcycle/truck wreck

The plaintiff was a 24 year old male who had served five years in the Marines. About 11 months after being discharged from the Marines, the plaintiff was on his motorcycle when a commercial vehicle made a left-hand turn into his lane of travel. He laid down his motorcycle and slid under the back tire […]

Dec 1, 2010

Nurse injured in Durham Freeway wreck settles case for $850,000

Defendant-truck driver was driving a 2003 Freightliner tractor pulling an enclosed van semi-trailer north/northwest on N.C. 147 in Durham. Plaintiff Jane Doe, age 60 and an oncology nurse at Duke University Medical Center, was driving her 2000 Toyota Camry on N.C. 147 directly ahead of and in the same direction as the tractor-trailer rig. Plaintiff […]

Dec 1, 2010

Mother, children settle claim for $725K after wreck with dump truck

Plaintiffs, a 47-year-old mother, her 11-year-old daughter and her 7-year-old son, were struck by a dump truck on the driver’s side of their minivan as the plaintiff-mother attempted to turn left on a green turn arrow from a multi-lane road to a multi-lane road in Wake County. Plaintiffs alleged that defendant Paylor, trying to keep […]

Oct 26, 2010

Scooter rider settles for $775K after drilling truck hit him

Plaintiff was employed full-time and largely self-sufficient prior to the accident, living independently, with no government assistance or services. Plaintiff was working approximately 40 hours per week for a regional grocery chain, but had no health insurance. Plaintiff rode his motor scooter 1½ hours each way on mountain roads to get to and from work […]

Oct 12, 2010

Man settles wreck claim with trucking company for $1.9M

Plaintiff, a single 35-year-old white male, was seriously injured in an automobile accident on Feb. 11, 2007, in Charlotte when an employee of a commercial trucking company suddenly turned his tractor-trailer left into the path of plaintiff’s oncoming vehicle, impacting and causing severe damage to the front end of plaintiff’s vehicle. It took approximately an hour […]

Oct 5, 2010

Motorcyclist receives $775,000 in wreck claim against dump truck driver

Plaintiff, a single 21-year-old white male, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 17, 2007, in Concord. A dump truck driven by defendant for his employer suddenly turned into the path of plaintiff’s motorcycle. Plaintiff slammed into the dump truck and was knocked unconscious by the force of the crash. He was a […]

Sep 9, 2010

Passenger settles denied-liability wreck claim for $400,000

Plaintiff was a 17-year-old high school student riding as a passenger with a fellow student on the way home from school. The plaintiff was injured when her friend pulled from a stop sign into the path of an oncoming logging truck. The driver of plaintiff’s vehicle was fatally injured in the collision, and the plaintiff […]

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